July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Renovated Fort Getty boat ramp ‘useless’

The Harbor Management Commission met on July 13 and listened to islanders’ complaints concerning the newly renovated boat ramp at Fort Getty. More...

News

Record number of swimmers participate in plunge across Narragansett Bay

There was a thin layer of clouds hanging over Narragansett Bay Saturday. More...

Aquaculture movement trying to catch on in Jamestown

In 1911 the farm gate value – which is the net value of a product after marketing costs when it leaves the farm – of Narragansett Bay oysters was $135 million. More...

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Jamestown resident Brittany Semco, far right, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisees of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. More...

Sam Bari

Ruining of the last bastion of free speech

You can’t beat a system you can’t understand

Remember back in the day, when the Internet was fun? You could go online and visit with like-minded geeks and nerds who wanted to chat about subjects of common interest. It was commercial free and it didn’t cost a dime. More...

About Town

Teen center’s advisory group to begin meeting

The Jamestown Teen Center’s advisory group – Adolescents Making Programs for Teens – will meet from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Aug. 2 at the teen center. The group also scheduled a lock-in for the weekend of Aug. 26. More...

Boston String Quartet to present ‘WorldSong’

The Boston String Quartet will present “WorldSong” on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church. The concert will include a mix of music, including zydeco, Taiwanese, fiddle, Bulgarian, gypsy, salsa and bossa nova. More...

Community dinner at at church tomorrow

Central Baptist Church will hold its community dinner on Friday, July 29, beginning at 4:30 p.m. A meal featuring a lobster roll, chips and a brownie will be available for $12. Chowder will be on sale for $3 a bowl or $6 a pint. More...

Island History

This Week In Island History

Week of July 28

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society. Week of July 28 100 years ago More...

News of Record

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s article – “Panel advises no changes in FTM voting” – it was incorrectly reported that Town Council President Michael Schnack served as a non-voting liaison to the Charter Review Committee. More...

POLICE LOGS

Suspended license More...

TOWN MEETINGS

Monday, Aug. 17 p.m., the Town Council meets at Town HallWednesday, Aug. 37 p.m., the Planning Commission meets at Town HallThursday, Aug. 47 p.m., the School Committee meets at Melrose Avenue School More...

Multiple options for replacement pavilion presented at workshop

The Town Council this week learned that the task of selecting a design and location for Fort Getty’s replacement pavilion will be more challenging than anyone had thought it would be. More...

Scope of public’s influence on line items unclear

The Charter Review Committee last week addressed a perplexing wrinkle that emerged during a meeting whose only purpose was the formal adoption of recommendations to the Town Council. More...

Introducing a new look for the Jamestown Press

I’m sure that you have noticed something different this week with the Jamestown Press. Yes, we are still the same newspaper, but with this issue we are launching a new design for pages of the Jamestown Press. More...

Editorial

Bruce Sundlun: An island character

EDITORIAL

In 2005, former Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun, an island resident, applied for the vacant Jamestown administrator’s post. More...

STOP FOR WATER

Jamestown resident Roland Cavanaugh took the above photo of a broken pipe spraying water at a stop sign on the corner of Cole and High streets earlier this week. More...

Scattering Seeds

Much has been written and spoken about this country’s “greatest generation”, whose members were born, approximately, from 1900-1925. More...

Letters to the Editor

Heroes living right ‘across the street’

We have been summer residents of Jamestown since 2004 on Grinnell Street. You can’t imagine our joy every time we drive over the Jamestown Bridge to spend time on the island and experience its beauty, relaxed lifestyle and the community. More...

JEMS, Fire Dept. merger going well

Last year the town of Jamestown commissioned an outside evaluation study of the EMS provided by the Fire Department and Jamestown EMS. The report detailed areas where the consultants felt services needed improvement. More...

Do not take rights of boaters away

As I approached Dutch Harbor in my boat I was amazed at the beauty I saw: Dutch Harbor, the calm water, the boats, the rolling hills and the blue sky. All of the scenery that belongs on a postcard to send home. More...

Island Calendar

Island Calendar

Thursday, July 286:15 a.m., Yoga, Beavertail8 a.m., Rosary, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Mass, St. Mark Church8:30 a.m., Pilates, golf course10 a.m., Gentle flow yoga, golf course5:30 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous, St. More...

The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

Beginning Saturday, July 30, and every weekend until the 22nd annual Talent Show on Aug. 18, members of the Jamestown Community Chorus and volunteers will be selling raffle tickets at East Ferry and McQuade’s. More...

Obituaries

Michael J. Infantolino

Michael J. Infantolino, MD, 61, of Jamestown, passed away unexpectedly July 21, 2011, while pursuing his passion. He was the beloved husband of Barbara A. (Washburn) Infantolino for 40 years. More...

Bruce Sundlun

Bruce George Sundlun, 91, passed away in his Jamestown home on July 21, 2011. Sundlun was a member of the Democratic Party and was the 71st governor of Rhode Island. More...